Origins 2019 Recap: See You In Six Weeks

Conventions can be a strange thing to encapsulate, regardless of their size, audience, or industry. They can be small and intimate, a gathering of individuals coming together over a shared interest, whose focus is primarily on the human experience of...
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Going Unplugged: Not Your Average PAX

No convention is going to be enticing to all people at all times. Just as there are innumerable genres, subgenres, and individual preferences that compete for your attention and your budget, no one single convention is going to perfect for...
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Five Games We’d Get At Essen 2018…If We Were Going

For North American audiences, the largest convention of the year is Gen Con: a massive, sprawling, and even intimidating convention annually showcasing many, many new titles. It’s at least three times larger than the next biggest US board game convention...
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Gen Con 2018 Recap: Deluxe Edition – Part 5

No matter how many new games get shown off at a convention, even one with as many shiny new options to captivate your free time, there is always a contingent of gamers who can’t help but continually look past them...
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Gen Con 2018 Recap: Deluxe Edition – Part 4

Gen Con may cast a heavy spotlight on the physical games as the primary focus of the event, but it’s hardly the only notable thing that occurs there, as you’d expect when 60,000 people descend on one city at the...
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Gen Con 2018 Recap: Deluxe Edition – Part 3

Predicting any market behavior is a guessing game. No matter how much data you accumulate, how many experts you consult, or how much ad time you buy, humans are only predictable to a certain point. The same goes with gaming....
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Gen Con 2018 Recap: Deluxe Edition – Part 1

Once again, thousands of gamers from across the world descended on central Indiana for the gaming nexus of North America that is Gen Con 2018. This year saw its attendance totals increase yet again, boasting over 60,000 unique attendees over...
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Seven Off-Radar Games At Gen Con 2018

Gen Con 2018 approaches! Somehow the largest board game convention in North America seems to sneak up on us every year right up until the point where suddenly it’s the only thing the entire hobby is talking about. By now...
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